What happens when my domain expires?
When a domain registration expires, your options for renewal vary based on when your domain expired. On Aug. 31, 2013, ICANN adopted the Expired Registration Recovery Policy (ERRP), which requires registrars to disclose important information to Registrants and prospective customers about expiration notices, fees and redemption procedures. All required information and disclosures currently exist in various locations throughout our website. However, as an aid to Registrants, this article contains links to all required elements in the new policy.
Each domain name extension and its registry rules can affect the renewal process once a domain has expired. Some domains, such as ccTLDs, may have special requirements for renewals.
We'll send multiple emails to notify you of expiration within the 30 days prior and 30 days after the expiration date of your domains.
Some domains, such as ccTLDs, may have special requirements for renewals.
- Make sure you enable auto renew to continue your domain registration uninterrupted.
- Here's how to manually renew your domain.
- And here's how to renew your domain after it expires.
- For full details on ICANN's policies, you can review the Registrant Rights & Responsibilities Under the 2009 RAA.
- ICANN Registrant Benefits & Responsibilities (2013) will be determined upon publication by ICANN.